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Technical and Commerce Education along with character building of youth play significant part in the national development of a country. In order to make it attractive, there is a need to introduce new and innovative market based trades in technical education for training and making the youth a productive force for their family and the country. This was stated by Dr. Fida Wazir, Chief Executive FATA Development Authority while chairing a detailed review meeting of the current status and future requirements of the Technical and Commerce Educational Institutes in FATA.
Mr. Arshad Farooq, Manager Skill Development, FATA Development Authority briefed the participants about the overall progress of Technical Education institutions in FATA which was followed by detailed presentation by the concerned principals regarding strength of the students, staff, courses offered to the students etc. Senior officers of the FATA DA including General Manager Technical, General Manager P&D and others also attended the presentation.
While presenting the progress, the Principals of Government College for Management Sciences remarked that performance of Technical Education institutions in FATA have witnessed great improvement after shifting its functions to the FATA Development Authority. They further told that majority of the graduated students of various technical institutes of FATA have got jobs in various government and private institutions in the country and abroad and some have started their own businesses.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Executive FATA told the participants that the Government and Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engineer Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has emphasized the need of bringing speedy development in the tribal areas. He appreciated the performance of all the Principals in FATA especially GCM Khar Bajaur for securing 1st, 2nd and 3rd position in Malakand University and GPI Parachinar for securing top 10 and top 20 in the results of Board of Technical Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa/FATA. He stressed upon them to focus their energies on imparting quality technical education to the FATA youth. He further directed that staff deficiencies and provision of basic facilities should immediately be addressed.
At the end commendation certificates were awarded to the Principals of various institutions for achieving good results in the exam of Board of Technical Education, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa/FATA. On this occasion, the Principals of the Technical and Commerce Educational institutions in FATA thanked the Chief Executive FATA DA Dr. Fida Wazir and his team in FATA DA for his keen interest in promotion of Technical Education in FATA and immediate redressal of various issues for smooth transformation of technical education to the youth in FATA. It was also reiterated that whenever there is a requirement, the facilities would be upgraded to cater for the growing needs of FATA youth.